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Kobe won't have German procedure on wrist

Posted on: January 11, 2012 2:46 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

If you saw Kobe Bryant's performance against the Suns, you probably thought two things: 1) Kobe is super good at basketball still and 2) I guess that German knee mystery procedure really worked.

Not only did Kobe drop 48 points, but he finished a reverse alley-oop. He was bouncing around out there like he just finished practice at Lower Merion. The strange medical procedure he has done in Germany over the summer has seemed to bring back his hops and strength in his legs.

So with him battling a nagging wrist sprain that causes him pain everyday, as he said, would he consider trying the procedure on his wrist? Not happening, according to the L.A. Times:

He will not undergo the same procedure on his wrist that he had on his knee and ankle in Germany last year, for a variety of reasons.

Of greatest importance, the German doctor whom Bryant trusts immensely, Peter Wehling, does not plan on coming to America to do his innovative "regenokine" or "orthokine" procedures that aim to reduce swelling, The Times has learned.

Part of the problem is that there's not really an opportunity for Kobe to do it unless the German doctor comes over. It's not like the Lakers have an away game in Berlin this season. 

The Lakers do not foresee giving Bryant time off from the regular season to go overseas, especially because of his steady play, said a person familiar with the situation. If Bryant underwent the procedure, he would need about a week to recover.

Plus, it hasn't really proven to be an issue. Kobe is getting shots and it's hurting, but being the tough guy he is, he's playing through it. And obviously playing well, as evidenced by the fact the 33-year-old is leading the NBA in scoring.

The wrist might be an issue for Kobe all season, but then again, he won a title with a busted index finger too. The guy plays through injury and normally plays pretty well.

Comments

Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2012 7:48 am
 

Kobe won't have German procedure on wrist

He plays the game so he is famous enough to rape women and aplogize to his wife on camera.



Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 11:42 pm
 

Kobe won't have German procedure on wrist

Just to let you guys know this is a blood platelet procedure, witch reduces swelling and helps the healing process, not steroids. Kobe is one of the rare athelites we have in pro sports that can, and will play through his injurys not these guys who are worried that there stubbed toe is going to end there career. He plays the game because of purpose and the pure joy of the game.



Since: Jan 20, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:02 pm
 

Kobe won't have German procedure on wrist

To even think that there is a juicing problem in the NBA, is retarded (at least not on the wide scale it is in the NFL or MLB).

NBA players need skill and prowess.  That goes away when you bulk up w the JUICE.


Look at the NFL and MLB players that are constantly caught for juicing - sluggers that go for HR records and crazy ass defensive players.  

Sluggers dont need accuracy.  They need pure power - skill connecting w the baseball will not be lost.

Defensive players do not need to catch or throw - they need to bring someone down.




Get a clue. 



Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: January 11, 2012 8:38 pm
 

Kobe won't have German procedure on wrist

So he can't get a roid injection in his wrist mid-season huh?


Woo-Jay
Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: January 11, 2012 5:00 pm
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Since: Nov 17, 2010
Posted on: January 11, 2012 4:41 pm
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Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 11, 2012 4:02 pm
 

Kobe won't have German procedure on wrist

Kobe doesn't want steroids like a-rod?  Why not?


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